Lord chief justice expresses ‘regret that it has taken so long for injustice to be remedied’

Three men who were convicted nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have finally had their names cleared by senior judges.

Upholding an appeal against conviction by the “Oval 4” – Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and Constantine Boucher – the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett, told them: “Our regret is that has taken so long for this injustice to be remedied.”

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